Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs)
Each month we will update this page to highlight newly released final reports and information on new and emerging hazards we are evaluating. Check back often to see what we are up to!
Evaluation of Potential Unintentional Illicit Drug Exposure at a County Jail
HHE Program investigators evaluated possible ways to minimize the impact of a potential unintentional exposure to illicit drugs at a county jail. We made recommendations about the ventilation systems, evidence room, and policies and procedures focused on preventing illicit drug exposure and responding to such an exposure event if it was to occur. Find the full report here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2018-0175-3359.pdfpdf icon
Evaluation of Ergonomics, Dust, and Unanticipated Hazards at a Donation and Retail Store
At a donation and retail store, HHE Program investigators found communication gaps between employees and management and areas where health and safety could be improved. We recommended ways to improve workplace communication, and use of personal protective equipment, workplace lighting, anti-fatigue mats, and pallet jack warning devices. Find the full report here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2019-0108-3360.pdfpdf icon
2018 Health Hazard Evaluation Program Annual Report
The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program is pleased to share its 2018 annual report. Our report includes summaries of projects that were interesting and other highlights of our year. We hope the report stimulates conversations about who the HHE Program is and how we make a difference for the health and safety of employees throughout the United States. The annual report is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/pdf/2018-Health-Hazard-Evaluation-Program-Annual-Report.pdfpdf icon